In Photos: 2015 Philly Materials Day
Robots, non-Newtonian fluids and liquid nitrogen, oh my!
Approximately 1,300 people turned out Saturday to take part in the 5th annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day at Drexel’s Bossone Research Enterprise Center.
Attendees of all ages were treated to hands-on experiences highlighting what makes up everything in the world: materials.
“It was a huge success,” said Katie Van Aken, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. “Students, volunteers and hundreds of visitors gathered to explore materials science in all of its disciplines.”
Van Aken ran multiple workshops, including one about weather in which children made cloud forms inside two-liter bottles and another in which attendees built small robot claws to pick up items.
“From three to 103 and all ages in between, everyone learned something about materials science on Saturday,” Van Aken said. “I know we inspired future scientists to learn even more.”
Check out some photos from inside the Bossone Research Enterprise Center that would make Bill Nye giddy.